- Grove City, Pennsylvania


December 12, 2012

William 'Bill' Whalen

Bus driver, avid bowler was former league official

Chardon, Ohio — William 'Bill' Whalen of Mercer, formerly of Grove City, passed away peacefully Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, in University Hospital Geauga Medical Center, Chardon, Ohio, after an 11-month illness. He was 83.

Mr. Whalen was born April 4, 1929, in Pittsburgh to John L. and Loretta A. Rannigan Whalen.

He taught junior bowling for 12 years, from 1962-74, and was an avid bowler, belonging to the City League-Mercer, and Merchant's League, Grove City, having served as secretary for a number of years for the Grove City league. 

Mr. Whalen was a school bus driver for 38 years in Mercer Area School District and was a motor coach driver for 35 years for O.D. Anderson Bus Lines, Greenville.

Bill was well-known throughout the county and will be dearly missed by all. He was of the Catholic faith and attended Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Mercer.

Bill is survived by three brothers, Leo T. Whalen, Linesville; and Skip Whalen and his wife Rose; and Jack Whalen, all Grove City; three sisters, Mary Ellen Buckley, Toledo, Ohio; Loretta Waholik and her husband Stanley, Seneca, Pa.; and Maureen Schmidt and her husband Sam, Erie; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Calling hours were Friday (11-23-12) in Cunningham Funeral Home Inc., Grove City; and Saturday (11-24-12) in Church of the Beloved Disciple, 1310 S. Center St. Extension, Pine Township.

Mass of Christian burial was Saturday in the church with the Rev. Michael P. Allison, pastor, as celebrant.

Interment in Crestview Memorial Park, Pine Township.

Obituary published Nov. 24, 2012 in Allied News. Pick up a copy at 201A Erie St., Grove City.

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